Sweet & Tart Cranberry Pie Recipe: Who Needs Cranberry Sauce When You Can Have Pie Instead? by 30Seconds Food

9 months ago
Sweet & Tart Cranberry Pie Recipe: Who Needs Cranberry Sauce When You Can Have Pie Instead?

Cranberry lovers are going to be sweet on this tart cranberry pie recipe. Serve this Thanksgiving pie warm, room temperature or even cold with a big dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. (Be sure to print some copies of the recipe because you will get recipe requests.)

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 pie


  • 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, thawed, or your favorite pie crust recipe
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest 
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put one of the pie crusts into a pie plate. Flute the edges.
  2. Combine the orange juice and cornstarch in a small bowl to make a slurry.
  3. To make the filling, put the cranberries, orange zest and brown sugar into a saucepot over medium heat. Whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute, then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 to 6 minutes. Turn off the heat. (You can leave the cranberries chunky or mash up a little if you prefer.)
  4. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
  5. Use the second pie crust to make a lattice top or whatever top you like. Brush the top with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sugar. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 25 minutes or until crust is golden.

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What a great way to use cranberries other than sauce...
Donna John
I love cranberries. Great recipe!!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I'm so excited about making this recipe for Thanksgiving this year. Who needs cranberry sauce when you've got cranberry pie, wow!

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